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New Jersey State Police remind you to leave a little extra time and a little extra space

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Ridgewood NJ, the New Jersey State Police remind you to leave a little extra time and a little extra space. 

Although winter is still a little over a week away, cold temperatures and winter weather are upon us nevertheless. Parts of North Jersey are expected to get some light snow tomorrow morning and into the afternoon, which could create hazardous road conditions.

Now, meteorologists aren’t predicting a blizzard, but light snow can still create dangerous driving conditions. The best thing you can do to help us and crews tasked with treating and clearing the roads is to avoid driving during inclement weather if you can. Less traffic creates a safer environment for the men and women working on the roadways during inclement weather.

But we do know that many of you will have no choice but to drive to work. Fortunately, there are few things you can do to keep yourself and others safe when driving on snow-covered roads. First, you can #SlowYourRoll! Driving at speeds too fast for the road conditions is often a contributing factor in snow-related crashes and spinouts. These types of crashes not only put our Troopers in danger, they also put you, your occupants and other emergency personnel (like tow-truck drivers and first responders) in danger as well. Other cars spinning out of control are deadly to pedestrians at a scene.

The next best thing you can do is to leave extra room between you and the vehicle in front of you should you have to brake unexpectedly. Even anti-lock brakes are not enough to stop a slowing or stopping car sliding on slick, snowy roads. Oh, and plan to leave for work a little earlier. Because you’ll be rolling slower, right?

Troopers will be on patrol to assist you if you need us. Hopefully, you won’t require our services. Snow is expected to start in the morning. Snow totals will vary depending on where you live with some areas getting a wintry mix. For more in-depth updates, go to the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management Facebook page.

Be safe, people!

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Village of Ridgewood Snow removal and Garbage Pick Up

Snow Blizzard of 2016 Ridgewood CBD

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Ridgewood NJ , its that time of the year again and we have already had one serious snow storm ,so the Village sent out a reminder on garbage pickup and snow removal. 

REMINDER ABOUT GARBAGE PICKUP DURING SNOW AND ICE EVENTS
We have already experienced our first snow and ice event. As a reminder, if it is snowing when you leave your home in the morning or if it is icy, please place your garbage cans at the end of your driveway for collection. The Village will resume rear yard garbage collection as quickly as possible after the snowstorm, but please continue to put your garbage cans at the end of your driveway until you have a clear path to them.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping our Village employees safe.


REMINDERS ABOUT SNOW REMOVAL
If it is snowing or going to snow overnight, please do not park your vehicles on the streets, in order to allow our plows to do their work in clearing the snow.  All sidewalks in residential districts must be cleared within 24 hours of the snow falling. Please do not place snow into the street; instead, place it back onto your own property.  In addition, if you have a fire hydrant on your property, please clear it of any snow accumulation.

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VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD REMINDERS ABOUT SNOW REMOVAL

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Ridgewood NJ, If it is snowing or going to snow overnight, please do not park your vehicles on the streets, in order to allow our plows to do their work in clearing the snow. All sidewalks in residential districts must be cleared within 24 hours of the snow falling. Please do not place snow into the street; instead, place it back onto your own property. In addition, if you have a fire hydrant on your property, please clear it of any snow accumulation.

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Ridgewood Schools : Delayed opening on Friday, November 16

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Delayed opening on Friday, November 16
Dear Parents/Guardians/Staff:
Due to the hazardous road conditions expected in the morning, all Ridgewood Schools will operate under the delayed opening schedule on Friday, November 16.
Under the delayed opening schedule, the school day will begin two hours later than usual.
School bus schedules will operate two hours later. Please keep in mind that snow drifts, icy roads and walkways may cause additional delays. For students who are walking to school or to bus stops, please allow extra time and use caution.
Elementary school children who have not ordered lunch must bring a bag lunch to school. There will not be sufficient time for children to go home for lunch when there is a delayed opening.
Thank you and please drive safely.

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UPDATE: Stuck in Traffic Durring the Blizzard of 2018

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Twp of Washington NJ, traffic backed up on Pasack road , and Linwood Avenue heading into Ridgewood . The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST FRIDAY .

Ridgewood Mayor Ramon Hache:Update on weather. We have three salters out. Plow blades are being dropped. Municipal Court and Village committee meetings have been cancelled for tonight. Ridgewood Schools evening programs and activities have been cancelled. Best for people not to go out unless necessary. Conditions will get worse before they get better.

AN AREA OF HEAVY SNOW WILL AFFECT SOUTHERN NEW LONDON…FAIRFIELD…SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX…NEW HAVEN…HUDSON…PASSAIC…
UNION…BERGEN…ESSEX…ORANGE…PUTNAM…QUEENS…RICHMOND…BRONX…KINGS…ROCKLAND…WESTCHESTER…SUFFOLK…NEW YORK
(MANHATTAN) AND NASSAU COUNTIES…

At 359 PM EST, an area of heavy snow was located along a line extending from Columbia to Chatham to Brookville to 6 miles south of
Shinnecock Hills. Movement was northeast at 30 mph.

Locations impacted include…Islip, Newark, Jersey City, Jamaica, Yonkers, Paterson, Bridgeport,
New Haven, Elizabeth, Stamford, Flatbush, Norwalk, Danbury, New Rochelle and Flushing.

Visibilities will drop quickly to less than a quarter of a mile in this area of heavy snow. Snowfall rates will average between 1 and 2 inches an hour. Travel will be difficult and should be avoided
where possible.

Icy roads are possible as the snow melts on the roads then quickly refreezes.

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WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THURSDAY TO 4 AM EST FRIDAY

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Ridgewood NJ, the National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THURSDAY TO 4 AM
EST FRIDAY…

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Ridgewood Schools Delayed Opening – Thursday, March 22, 2018

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March 22 2018(All Day)
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Ridgewood NJ, Due to the hazardous road conditions from the winter storm, all Ridgewood Schools will operate under the delayed opening schedule tomorrow, Thursday, March 22, 2018. Under the delayed opening schedule, the school day will begin two hours laterthan usual.

School bus schedules will operate two hours later. Elementary school children who have not ordered lunch must bring a bag lunch to school as there will not be sufficient time for children to go home for lunch when there is a delayed opening.

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The Village of Ridgewood Updates Recycling Pickup

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*** CORRECTION – RECYCLING PICKUP***ON THURSDAY, MARCH 22ND AND FRIDAY, MARCH 23RD***

March 21,2018

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Ridgewood Nj, the Village has issued a correction for it’s latest E-Notice , “As a correction to the previous E-Notice, pickup of recycling for Area 3 on Thursday, March 22nd and for Area 4 on Friday, March 23rd, will take place as scheduled, on those dates.”

UPDATE ON SPECIAL PICKUP – TREE LIMBS AND BRANCHES

The Parks and Street Departments began the collection of tree limbs and branches on March 19th, in Section A (using the leaf pickup schedule), and the volume was greater than expected. Given the fact that there will be another nor’easter tomorrow, the crews should be able to complete Section A by the end of the week, and might be able to move on to Section B. Pickup in Section B will resume next week, and once all streets in Section B have been picked up, the crews will then move on to Section C. Once all streets in Section C have been picked up, the crews will then move on to Section D. Please be patient, as our crews work to remove the many tree limbs and branches which fell during the March 7th storm.

As a reminder, the crews will remove the limbs and branches from every street in each section only once and after this pickup has taken place, there will be no additional pickups for these tree limbs and branches.

BULK PICKUP, RECYCLING, AND GARBAGE COLLECTION

The bulk pickup, on the East Side, will take place on March 21st, and our crews will do their best to complete it, weather permitting. On March 22nd and March 23rd, all garbage cans must be brought to the end of your driveway (not in the street), for the safety of our Village employees. Backyard collection of garbage will resume on March 26th, weather permitting. Please remember that our crews will not resume backyard collection of garbage unless there is a clear path to the garbage cans. Therefore, if the path is not clear, please continue to bring your garbage cans to the end of your driveway in order to have it picked up.

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WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM THURSDAY TO 1 AM EST FRIDAY

snow blizzard of 2017 photo courtesy of Jennifer Artz Contrucci‎

January 4,2017
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Ridgewood NJ, National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Thursday morning 1 am till 1 am Friday .

* WHAT…Snow and blowing snow expected. Plan on slippery road
conditions, including during the morning commute on Thursday.
In addition, areas of poor visibility are expected. Total snow
accumulations of 2 to 5 inches are expected.

* WHERE…Portions of northeast New Jersey and southeast New
York.

* WHEN…From 1 AM Thursday to 1 AM EST Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will
cause areas of blowing and drifting snow.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means periods
of snow and blowing snow will cause primarily travel
difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited
visibilities, and use caution while driving.